U.S Regulation Tin Canteen, Model 1858

Object Number: 
1953.175
Date: 
1860-1870
Medium: 
Tin, wool, leather, pewter, iron, wood
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 7 in. ( 25.4 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Tin, wool, leather, pewter, iron, and wood canteen; oblate, circular tin body with brown wool cover, cylindrical pewter mouthpiece with cork stopper capped by iron ring fastened with chain to tin loop on right side of canteen, and black leather strap fastened to loops on sides and bottom.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group